Wicked Victorian Boston

Warry S Charles

Chinese interpreter.

Warry S. Charles was brought in from New York by the Boston police as an interpreter in their investigation of the “Wash-House Murder,” which had the appearance of a revenge killing by Chinese gangs (called “companies” in Boston). By the end of the century, Charles had risen to become the leader of the Hep Sing company and orchestrated a murder raid on a rival gang that left four dead and six wounded.